1904 in Ireland
|See also:||1904 in the United Kingdom
Other events of 1904
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1904 in Ireland.
- 26 April - Edward VII and Queen Alexandra arrive at Kingstown. The royal couple attend the Punchestown Races for the day.
- 2 May - The King and Queen travel to Waterford where they stay at Lismore Castle, home of the Duke of Devonshire. Thomas Horgan of Youghal makes the first known film in Ireland of this event.
- 4 May - Last day of royal visit to Ireland.
- 2 June - Nave of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, is consecrated.
- 27 June - Second Fastnet Rock lighthouse first lit.
- 24 July - St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (Roman Catholic) consecrated.
- Construction of Government Buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin, starts (finishes 1922).
- Start of 'Limerick Pogrom'.
Arts and literature
- 22 January - Baritone Harry Plunket Greene makes his first gramophone recordings.
- 25 February - J. M. Synge's tragedy Riders to the Sea is first performed at the Molesworth Hall, Dublin, by the Irish National Theatre Society.
- 16 June - Bloomsday: James Joyce meets Nora Barnacle and later sets his novel Ulysses in Dublin on this day.
1 September 1904- The Leinster School of Music was opened in 34 Harcourt Street by Mr. Samuel Myerscough. The School (which later added "Drama" to it's title) became one of examining bodies in Ireland for music and drama. It is now in Griffith College, Dublin.
- 1 November - George Bernard Shaw's comedy about Ireland, John Bull's Other Island, opens at the Royal Court Theatre, London, after W. B. Yeats rejects it for the Abbey Theatre.
- 27 December - The Irish National Theatre Society (Abbey Theatre) opens to the public in Dublin for the first time. The bill consists of three one-act plays, On Baile's Strand and Cathleen Ní Houlihan by Yeats and Spreading the News by Lady Gregory.
- Lady Gregory publishes Gods and Fighting Men, a retelling of Irish mythology in English.
- 'Æ' (George William Russell) publishes The Divine Vision, and Other Poems.
- James Joyce's story "Eveline" is published.
- Arthur Griffith's The Resurrection of Hungary is published.
- Peadar Ua Laoghaire's story Séadna is first published in book form.
- Grace Rhys's story "The Charming of Estercel" is published.
- Winners: Linfield
- Shelbourne becomes the second Dublin team to join the Irish Football League, after Bohemians, who joined the previous year.
January to June
- 16 January - Frederick Boland, diplomat, first Irish ambassador to Britain and to the United Nations (died 1985).
- 26 January - Seán MacBride, former Clann na Poblachta TD, Cabinet Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Winner (died 1988).
- 19 February - Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, writer (died 1950).
- 29 February - James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn, soldier and politician (died 1979).
- 7 March - Jim Ganly, cricketer and rugby player (died 1976).
- 27 April - Cecil Day-Lewis, poet and writer, British Poet Laureate from 1967 to 1972, (died 1972).
- 7 May - David Sullivan, labour leader in USA (died 1976).
- 5 June - Derrick Kennedy, cricketer (died 1976).
July to December
- 20 July - Molly Keane (born Mary Nesta Skrine), novelist and playwright (died 1996).
- 17 August - John "Pondoro" Taylor, hunter and writer (died 1969).
- 9 September - Jack Lawrence, cricketer (died 1984).
- 2 October - Dermot Boyle, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (died 1993).
- 21 October - Patrick Kavanagh, poet and novelist (died 1967).
- 13 December - William McCrea, astronomer and mathematician (died 1999).
Full date unknown
- 22 January - George Salmon, mathematician and theologian (born 1819).
- 21 March - William Russell Grace, businessman and first Roman Catholic mayor of New York (born 1832).
- 5 April - Frances Power Cobbe, social reformer, feminist theorist, pioneer animal rights activist and writer (born 1822).
- 25 May - Richard Harte Keatinge, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1858 at Chundairee, India (born 1825).
- 20 October - Richard Phelan, fourth Roman Catholic Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (born 1828).
- 16 November - James Cooney, lawyer and Democratic politician in Missouri (born 1848).
Full date unknown
- Timothy J. Campbell, Democrat U.S. Representative from New York (born 1840).
- Edwin Hayes, watercolourist (born 1819).
- Robinson, Patrick (2007). Film Facts. Wigston: Quantum Books. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-84573-235-6.
- "Their Majesties' Visit to Ireland". The Times (37385) (London). 1904-05-04. p. 10.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Welch, Robert (1996). Oxford Concise Companion to Irish Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280080-9.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 158. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.